Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Sociology Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An Sociology major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you to only 1 or 2 career paths. In reality, there are many, many possibilities! Take a look at the chart below, which provides samples of places where Tufts students have interned in recent summers (industry, organization name, position, title, and location). As you review the listings, consider the following:

  • While you’ll certainly see some common themes in the types of internships, what we want you to notice is the variety in the industries where students are working.
  • A second major, though helpful for some positions, is by no means required.
  • Do some of these organizations sound interesting? Jot down the names and go to their websites to learn more. Do they list jobs or internships that appeal to you?

We encourage you to chat with a career advisor if you’d like help with brainstorming more potential experiences that could match well with your interests.
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Industry Organization Position Title  Location Double Major, if applicable
Start-up/Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy 1776 Media/PR Intern Washington, DC Film and Media Studies
Nonprofit: Human Services Action for Boston Community Development Housing and Homelessness Prevention Intern Boston, MA
Start-up/Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy Alouette Company Business Development Intern Los Angeles, CA Art History
Consumer Products & Business Services Amtrak Multimodal Transportation Intern Washington, DC Environmental Studies
Arts & Museum Armory Center for the Arts Gallery Programs Intern Pasadena, CA Art History
Law Attorney General’s Office of Massachusetts Non-legal Intern Boston, MA
Nonprofit: Human Services Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay Programs Intern, Enrollment Staff Boston, MA Environmental Studies
Communications & Media BIGfish Intern Brookline, MA
Communications & Media BMF Media Music & Talent Intern New York, NY
Sports Boston Breakers Sales & Marketing Intern Watertown, MA
Communications & Media Boston Magazine Lead Marketing Intern Boston, MA English
Education Breakthrough Greater Boston Teaching Fellow Cambridge, MA
Communications & Media Cambridge University Press Sales and Marketing Intern New York, NY English
Nonprofit: Human Services Catholic Migration Services Immigrant Workers’ Rights Intern Queens, NY
Communications & Media CBS News CBSNews.com Intern Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Human Services The Children’s Village Intern, Literate Youth program New York, NY
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Confi Research and Creative Content Intern Cambridge, MA Community Health
Nonprofit: Advocacy Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights Summer Intern Boston, MA Drama
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Cubist Pharmaceuticals Talent Management Intern Lexington, MA
Nonprofit: Human Services DOROT USA Social Media Intern New York, NY
Environmental/Wildlife Eagle Eye Institute Summer Intern-Program Champion Somerville, MA Psychology
Nonprofit: Advocacy Enough Project, Center for American Progress Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Intern Washington, DC
Nonprofit: Advocacy Family Equality Council Executive Community Programs and Events Interns Boston, MA
Nonprofit: Human Services Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense Teen Mentor Program Assistant Dorchester, MA Community Health
Nonprofit: Human Services Good Sports, Inc. Intern Quincy, MA Quantitative Economics
Computer Science/Technology Google Public Policy Fellow Washington, DC
Communications & Media Gray & Rambusch Public Relations Intern Boston, MA German
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Grow Clinic and Children’s HealthWatch Intern and Research Assistant Boston, MA Community Health
Communications & Media HBO College Marketing & Distribution Intern New York, NY
Nonprofit: Human Services HopeNow Summer Intern Copenhagen, Denmark American Studies
Communications & Media IRTS Fellowship @ TVB Market Research Intern New York, NY
Nonprofit: Human Services JVS CareerSolution Volunteer Intern of Vice President Boston, MA English
Finance & Consulting KPMG Advisory Intern, State and Local Solutions Boston, MA Quantitative Economics
Law Law Offices of the Public Defender Law Clerk (Legal Intern) Albuquerque, New Mexico International Relations
Finance & Consulting Liberty Mutual Insurance Personal Insurance Product Management Intern Boston, MA Mathematics
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma MAP for Health Intern Boston, MA Biology
Government & Think Tank Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women Event Planning Intern Boston, MA English
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator Boston, MA Community Health
Arts & Museum MASSCreative Social Media Intern Boston, MA
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma McLean Hospital, The PEAR Institute Research Department Intern Belmont, MA Psychology
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma MGH Community Psychiatry PRIDE Research Intern Chelsea, MA Clinical Psychology,
Engineering Psychology
Nonprofit: Advocacy Millennium Campus Network Programs Associate Fellow Boston, MA Peace and Justice Studies
Arts & Museum Northlight Theatre Arts Administration/Casting/Literary Management Intern Skokie, IL Drama
Nonprofit: Advocacy Project Bread Head Start Nutrition Program & Child Nutrition Summer Intern East Boston, MA
Law Public International Law & Policy Group Democracy and Human Rights Intern Washington, DC Peace and Justice Studies
Law Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Homicide Intern Boston, MA
Start-up/Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy Sustrana, LLC Sustainability Management and Entrepreneurship Intern Devon, PA Environmental Studies
Communications & Media TBWA\Chiat\Day Intelligence Intern Los Angeles, CA
Research Tufts Economics Department Research Assistant Medford, MA
Nonprofit: Advocacy U.S. PIRG Transportation Intern Boston, MA Psychology
Nonprofit: Human Services The Welcome Project Director of Immigrant Youth Summer Camp Somerville, MA


By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor